Sugarcamp SF 2012

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SugarCamp++ will be Mon Oct 22 to Wed Oct 24 in San Francisco (business hours especially) immediately following OLPC SF's global community summit.

Presenting an opportunity for all to begin real hacking & implementation of the tech/learning/organizational ideas exchanged over the weekend summit

Please join & help strengthen collaborative global education! Inspired by the rapidly-approaching dream of Sugar 1.0 and the XO-4.

We strongly welcome new participants. Read up on ongoing projects, think about volunteering with Sugar Labs and OLPC, open your imagination to what open-learning-for-all might become -- and put yourself on the map :)


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Topics

Please add project topics below if you will give them legs :)

  • XOrduino, Curricular Arcs, Streamlined Teacher Training
  • School Server Community Edition (hassle-free ICDL, Yes We Khan, lessons learned from Oct 19-21 demo classroom @ SFSU? etc)
  • Sugar 0.98 & 1.0 and what lies beyond (vs Windows 8 releasing Fri Oct 26 ;)
  • Hackers Without Borders, Feedback from Small/Medium-sized Deployments, NewCo, ALEARN
  • Documentation within Sugar; Video Tutorials; Books/Histories of OLPC/Sugar
  • Power Infrastructure: developing countries' schools need what??
  • Translating Butía construction instructions from Spanish to English (Christoph)

Attendees

Please add your name if you will come & contribute to the future of Sugar/OLPC or similar -- include 2 words about your preferred project:

Registration

Be sure to add your name to the "Attendees" list above, with a couple words about your interests, and also write to holt @ laptop.org confirming there's still room!

Both rooms below will be free (thanks to the amazing generosity of SF State University's College of Business) with reliable Wifi included -- lunch/dinner is available for individual purchase downstairs at the large Food Court.

Note the preceding weekend's Oct 19-21 Community Summit itself (structured talks/demos/panels etc, you don't want to miss, please register now!) costs $25 to $40/person to pay for facilities rental, great community shirts, supplies etc. A price that would indeed be an order of magnitude higher if it weren't for the astonishing volunteer efforts of the http://olpcSF.org community :)

Location

In 2 modern classrooms, Oct 22-24 (Mon to Wed), 8AM to 5PM:

San Francisco State University
Rooms 667 & 668
835 Market St, 6th Floor (go downtown, NOT main campus)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Evening Excitement

Nearby pubs will be well-used too! (And restaurants, and large food court below SFSU/downtown)


The olpc-social@googlegroups.com mailing list for registered summit attendees can also help coordinate ad hoc/spontaneous in-city get-togethers etc!

Relevant SF Communities

Accommodations

San Francisco is not cheap, but great hostels are available if you book them early. Please write to the olpc-sf@lists.laptop.org public mailing list for tips, so you can get to know & stay nearby others: http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/olpc-sf

The olpc-social@googlegroups.com mailing list for registered summit attendees can also help coordinate ad hoc/spontaneous in-city get-togethers etc!

Ride Board

Drivers and Passengers: Post your ride information here.

  • Driver: Janissa Balcomb, traveling from Wayan, Idaho. Room for 1 passenger comfortably, 2 if one has short legs. Leaving Idaho Thu Oct 18, Returning ?Wed (or Thu) Oct 24 (or 25). Main route will be via I-80 thru Elko, Reno & Sacramento. Will probably camp overnight partway.

Suggestions

Most welcome (register & click Edit above!) & also here: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Talk:Sugarcamp_SF_2012

Please also join the olpc-sf public mailing list if you'd like to volunteer making this event an important if not historic contribution to global collaborative learning, thanks! You may also write privately to Adam Holt if you prefer: holt @ laptop.org